Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

"These are a nice addition to your holiday desserts. I put vanilla frosting on them sometimes."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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Ready In:
24 cupcakes


  • 1 spice cake mix (2 layer size)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 13 cup water


  • Combine all ingredients in lg mixing bowl.
  • Beat on med for 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into 24 lined muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, or until pick comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans 20 minutes.

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  1. Perfect cupcakes to get into the fall/halloween spirit. The cake was incredibly delicious, not dry at all. It came together quick and effortless.
  2. These were Wonderful! Instead of using plain water I brewed a strong cup of pumpkin chai and used 1/3 cup of the chai. I also added a Tbs of pumpkin pie spice to the batter. These were delicious! They baked up beautifully in 18 minutes. I got 18 full size cupcakes that rose nice and high.
  3. We made these one afternoon (me and my boys) and we had a great time. They were so moist and yummy. We topped them with ready-made cream cheese frosting. They were gone in a hurry.
  4. I made this using fresh pureed pumpkin that I had in the freezer instead of canned. I have done muffins using just the pumpkin and the spice cake mix. They are excellent but more dense than when you add the eggs and oil. I frosted half with a cream cheese whipped icing and the other half with a cream cheese buttercream icing.
  5. wonderful, quick to make and moist. i had some fellow moms over for coffee and these cupcakes and we all loved them. i used the allspice cream cheese frosting on them, too.<br/>thanks!


  1. Used pumpkin chai tea instead of water and added 1 Tbs pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Decorated with some basic buttercream and candy pumpkins with sprinkles.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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